Deal #3637

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Target country
South Africa
Comment on location
The company owns farms across the country

Location #2

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Administrative region
Location
Western Cape, South Africa

Target country
South Africa

Location #3

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Administrative region
Location
Northern Cape, South Africa

Target country
South Africa

Location #4

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Administrative region
Location
Eastern Cape, South Africa

Target country
South Africa

Location #5

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Administrative region
Location
Gauteng, South Africa

Target country
South Africa

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
20000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2010] 6900
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2010] 3400

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops, Livestock

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[1992] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Founded in 1992, Afrifresh has consistently followed a dynamic, long-term growth strategy. Today it owns 17 farming entities, which operate 22 farms and 2 independent pack houses in South Africa and is partnered with more than 50 growers in various regions.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[1992] In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes

Operating company

Operating company

 

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Data source #1

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Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (large-scale farm)

Former land use

Former land use
Commercial (large-scale) agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Citrus Fruits (unspecified), Corn (Maize), Fruit (unspecified), Grapes, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Vegetables (unspecified)
Livestock area
Cattle

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
Most fruit (citrus and grapes) produced for export

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Packaging

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Overall comment

Overall comment
The Afrifresh Group is one of South Africa's top producers, with large Citrus and Grape production at its strong base. A fully integrated business, its activities span farming, packaging, technical assurance, quality control, marketing, exporting and logistics.

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